5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 28, 2012 12:09 PM by rexratillo
rexratillo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

I've been poking around the forums to see if this questions came up. No luck so far.

 

I captured a bunch of clips (SD) from a DVX100B in FCP7. I would prefer to work in FCPX, but I'm not entirely sure if I can bring the media over from FCP7. They are .mov Quicktime files, and when I try taking them from my captured scratch and dropping them in my Events Folder or importing them into FCPX, they are much more pixelated than before. I don't understand.

 

I have read about 7 to X but that only seems to work for sequences.

 

My question... is there a way to move captured file to FCPX from FCP7? Or is it better to just work in FCP7 at this point?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

-JDL


Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • 1. Re: How do I use FCP7 media in FCPX?
    andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,840 points)

    You probably have Proxy checked in FCP X (Playback) preferences.

    Andy

  • 2. Re: How do I use FCP7 media in FCPX?
    rexratillo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank but that doesn't seem to be the problem. It's not just a playback issue. Even if i export the video from FCPX it is just as pixelated. Thanks though.

  • 3. Re: How do I use FCP7 media in FCPX?
    andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,840 points)

    If you're using proxy settings it affects exported media too.

    Andy

  • 4. Re: How do I use FCP7 media in FCPX?
    andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,840 points)

    Whether the media is used in FCP X or FCP 7 is irrelevant.

    Open one of the original (source) movie files with QuickTime. If it plays normally there, it will play (and export) normally via FCP X.

     

    Import the original files from within FCP X by pressing Shift+Cmd+i and navigating to the original files.

     

    Leave all the option boxes unchecked and import the footage.

     

    Make sure the Proxy option is NOT selected (in FCP X Playback Preferences).

     

    Select one of your clips in the browser - it will play normally.

     

    Right-click the clip in the browser and select Open in Timeline - the clip will play normally from here.

     

    Export the clip using Cmd+E > Current Settings.

     

    The clip will export and playback normally.

     

    Please note - the above is just to show you it all works OK. You should create a new Project before you start editing the clips into a movie.

    Andy

  • 5. Re: How do I use FCP7 media in FCPX?
    rexratillo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello,

     

    Thank you for addressing my question. I actually called Apple Care and they helped me out with this problem.

     

    Let me note that though your advice is useful, it is how I had been importing files and they were still coming out pixelated.

     

    The solution was to use Compressor to convert the files that were DV/DVCPRO - NTSC 720 X 480 (the format saved in FCP7) to Prores 422. For some reason, the files would work fine in Quicktime, but not FCPX. Converting them to Prores 422 before importing them remedied the problem.

     

    If anyone else has this problem, I would suggest using this technique. You can also convert to prores without compressor by right clicking on the file and click "Encode selected file" but this produced a slightly better but still pixelated Prores version.

     

    Thanks

     

    -JDL